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dc.creatorSesma Martín, Diegoes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-17T06:57:49Z
dc.date.available2019-04-17T06:57:49Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn2073-4441
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2454/32882
dc.description.abstractWater is essential for almost all energy processes. This paper analyses the evolution of the cooling water needs of thermal power plants in the Ebro River basin, the largest contributor to the Spanish electricity grid, over the period 1969–2015. It makes several contributions. First, the cooling water needs for the plants are estimated. Second, these water requirements are compared to other water-using activities in the region. Third, a long-term water-use efficiency analysis is carried out. Finally, water-saving measures are proposed to counter possible future water scarcities. The results show that thermoelectric water consumption per capita is around 7 m3/year. Estimated future thermal power generation water withdrawals (around 500 m3 per capita/year) might compromise flows for other water uses in periods of drought.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by the Spanish Government through the MINECO research projects, references HAR2014-53825-R and HAR2017-86086-R. The author also benefits from a research contract from Spanish Government through MINECO reference BES-2015-074128.en
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dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherMDPIen
dc.relation.ispartofWater 2019, 11, 441en
dc.rights© 2019 by the author. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY)en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
dc.subjectThermoelectricityen
dc.subjectWater consumptionen
dc.subjectWater withdrawalsen
dc.subjectCooling technologiesen
dc.subjectEbro riveren
dc.titleThe river’s light: water needs for thermoelectric power generation in the Ebro river basin, 1969–2015en
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Economíaes_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Ekonomia Sailaeu
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra / Nafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Inarbe - Institute for Advanced Research in Business and Economicses_ES
dc.rights.accessRightsAcceso abierto / Sarbide irekiaes
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/w11030441
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/HAR2014-53825-Ren
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/HAR2017-86086-Ren
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.3390/w11030441
dc.type.versionVersión publicada / Argitaratu den bertsioaes
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